PEOPLE v. SCOTT


63 N.Y.2d 518 (1984)

The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Joseph J. Scott, Appellant.

Court of Appeals of the State of New York.

Decided November 20, 1984.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Clark J. Zimmermann for appellant.

Ronald L. Fancher, District Attorney (Robert C. Noonan of counsel), for respondent.

Robert Abrams, Attorney-General (Robert Hermann, Peter H. Schiff and Peter J. Dooley of counsel), for State of New York, amicus curiae.

Scott N. Fein, Jonathan P. Nye, Michael Whiteman and Richard Emery for the New York Civil Liberties Union, amicus curiae.

Chief Judge COOKE and Judges JASEN, JONES, WACHTLER, SIMONS and KAYE concur.


MEYER, J.

A roadblock established pursuant to a written directive of the County Sheriff for the purpose of detecting and deterring driving while intoxicated or while impaired, and as to which operating personnel are prohibited from administering sobriety tests unless they observe listed criteria, indicative of intoxication, which give substantial cause to believe that the operator is intoxicated, is constitutionally...

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